S.C.U.M. (Society for Cutting Up Men) Manifesto, by Valerie Solanas

S.C.U.M. (Society for Cutting Up Men) Manifesto, by Valerie Solanas

"IF SCUM EVER MARCHES, IT WILL BE OVER THE PRESIDENT’S STUPID, SICKENING FACE; IF SCUM EVER STRIKES, IT WILL BE IN THE DARK WITH A SIX-INCH BLADE."

In 1968, Andy Warhol was shot and wounded by Valerie Solonas, who had once been a member of his crowd, and had even appeared in his films. Neither jealous lover, nor disgruntled employee, Solonas was a front-line warrior for SCUM, the Society for Cutting Up Men.

One year before, Solonas had authored and published The SCUM Manifesto, which delineated her plans to instigate nothing less than a worldwide male holocaust. Until Solonas’ attempt on Warhol’s life, it would have been easy to see The SCUM Manifesto as a joke; it would make a good parody of racist and anti-Semitic hate literature, and also of outdated views on the capabilities of females. In fact, it effectively uses lines of argument, usually associated with patriarchal males, against them.

But The SCUM Manifesto, though funny, was not a joke. Solonas’ mission had been to kill Warhol, only the first egoistic useless male that SCUM would dispose of.

Though Solonas failed miserably in her mission to fell the patriarchy, in terms of political fashion she was ahead of her time. In 1967, man-haters were still in the closet, so to speak. But just a few years after Solonas’ effort to fell the famous male artist, man-hating was all the rage and continues to be, in some circles.

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